Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year!


OMGosh you guys, we made it! We survived 2020 and here we are ready to move on to better and brighter days in 2021. I for one will not be sad to say goodbye to 2020 and think of it kind of like the movie Fight Club... "The first rule of 2020 is that you never talk about 2020", LOL! 

To celebrate the changing of the calendar page I've made a fun slimline card using a handful of stamps from the Picture Perfect Party Animals set from My Favorite Things. The sentiments included in the set are all about celebrating birthdays but I knew they could work just as well for a high energy New Year's celebration. I kept the design primarily black and white with shots of teal and gold as the accents, I even found some gold Doodlebug Sunshine alpha stickers in my crafty stash to use for the sentiment. I admit they look better in person as do the shiny gold sequins I added as well, this card has lots of flash and sparkle when holding it in your hand. The bokeh effect in the background was colored in by hand using the cool grey Copic markers, gradually building up the layers from lightest to darkest. To be honest it probably took me longer to color it than the animals themselves!

Alrighty friends, here's to only good things and loads of crafty fun in 2021. :)   


Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- My Favorite Things (Picture Perfect Party Animals)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
PinkFresh Studio stitched slimline die
Hello Bluebird photo stack die
Sakura stardust glitter pen

Neat and Tangled sequins
Doodlebug Sunshine alpha stickers
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:

background- C2, C4, C6, C10
gorilla- T1, T2, T3, T5, T7, T9, 100, 0
hat/tweeter/banner- Y11, Y15, YR23, E47, BG45, BG49, B39

parrots- BG000, C2, T3, T5, T7, T10, YR30, E81, BV20, YG01, YG25, G07, Y35, YR04, YR07, YR09, Y15, Y17, BG02, BG15, BG07, Y11, Y18, Y26
giraffe- YR30, E30, E31, R000, R30, E35, E57, E47, YR24
balloons- BG01, BG45, BG49, 0, Y11, Y15, YR23, E47


Danni said...

Happy New Year!! What a great card! So fun!

Claire said...

Happy new year. A fabulous card to kick off the year

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your coloring is amazing! Super fun card

MaryN said...

Happy New Year Amy! So glad 2020 is over... looking forward to a safer, healthier, more united year in 2021! Sending you a New Years Hug Ms Amy!!!! <3

Fikreta said...

stunning card!
Happy New year!